Advancing Clinical Care, Education & Research to Improve Children’s Lives
The Department of Pediatrics provides care with skill and compassion, develops clinical and educational resources for children, advances research to find treatments for pediatric diseases and advocates for those in need in the community.
The department’s clinical programs span pediatric specialties. In addition to providing hospital-based care, faculty and staff aim to develop regional programs to care for children with obesity as well as those facing food insecurity social determinants of health and early childhood interventions. The department plans to expand its ambulatory footprint with a new Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and it has a vision for a new bone marrow and stem cell transplant center along with a genetics institute. At the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a joint center of UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, children in Austin can receive first-class care from a team of leading pediatric heart surgeons who are also on Dell Med’s faculty.
The pediatrics team educates compassionate, highly skilled physician leaders through Dell Medical School’s undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and faculty development with continuing education seminars for physicians. Faculty members also collaborate with the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education.
Dell Med fosters an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration, innovation and discovery to enhance health care through scientific advances. The department’s faculty partners with other disciplines across UT campus and the medical school. The department has more than 300 research and quality-improvement projects from its clinical divisions and researchers. A monthly seminar provides updates on current research.
The Department of Pediatrics is home to the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, where faculty across disciplines partner with health care providers to conduct research that translates into new products, programs and treatments that improve children’s health and pediatric care.
Graduate Medical Education
The department hosts the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, the Pediatric Residency, the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. There is also broad collaboration of pediatric faculty with other programs, including the Child Neurology Residency (with the Department of Neurology), the Transitional Residency and the Dermatology Residency (with the Department of Internal Medicine).